Bangla Hunt Desk: The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed an anti-cow slaughter bill on Wednesday. On the bill, Karnataka Minister KG Madhuswamy said the killing of cows and calves was banned in the state and buffaloes over the age of 13 were allowed to be killed. Illegal sale, smuggling and cow slaughter have been made punishable offenses. However, he said that if a cow suffers from the disease and the disease is likely to spread to other cows and calves, the cow may die. Congress, on the other hand, walked out of the legislature against the bill.
The Karnataka government on Wednesday introduced an anti-cow slaughter bill in the state assembly amid extreme commotion. According to BJP sources, under the Karnataka Anti-Cow Slaughter and Conservation Bill 2020, cow slaughter will be completely banned in the state. At the same time, strict action will be taken against criminals involved in smuggling, illegal sale, torture and slaughter of cows.
Slaughter of cows & calves not allowed. Slaughter of buffaloes above 13yrs allowed. Illegal selling, transportation or culling of cows made punishable. If a cow has contacted a disease which can spread to other cattle then it can be culled / slaughtered: Karnataka Min JC Madhuswamy https://t.co/9R7XWSLrjn pic.twitter.com/ybdKHzienE
– ANI ()ANI) December 9, 2020
Whenever Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan introduced the bill, Congress MLAs led by Opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah moved in front of the Speaker's seat. Sidharamaiya alleged that there was no discussion in the meeting of the Ministry of Labor before the bill was introduced.